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MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says as temperatures warm, a shift in fish behavior also occurs. Many fish species commonly found in lakes and ponds throughout Vermont become more active, feed more regularly and provide a great opportunity to catch fish with relatively little effort. For more information, visit

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program recently announced its 2020 Vermont Tree Stewards Awards. Area recipients are Dan Adams, the Brattleboro tree warden for the past 20 years, was recognized for his work on the Brattleboro Public Tree Inventory Report and for establishing the Brattleboro Tree Advisory Board. Also, Tim Parsons, Middlebury College landscape horticulturist, received the Leader Award for demonstrating strong leadership in urban or community forestry. And, The Volunteer Group Award went to Rutland Blooms, which has helped beautify the city of Rutland for the past five years by raising money to plant 350 trees.

CHESTER — At the Vermont Lion’s Club quarterly cabinet in Chester, a member of the Vergennes chapter arranged for a donation from Tractor Supply in Shelburne, over 250 pounds of dog food and a box of dog collars. This, and other donations from Lions Club members, were received by the Springfield Humane Society.


Madison N. McNolty

A daughter, Madison Noelle, was born Feb. 24, 2020, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, to Melinda Piper and Jason McNolty of Sudbury.

Charles H. Williame IV

A son, Charles Hector, was born March 10, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Michelle Smith and Charles Williame III of Rutland.

Lucelia E. Walden

A daughter, Lucelia Elizabeth, was born March 17, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Jessica and Dylan Walden of Fair Haven.

Madalin E. Hodgin

A daughter, Madalin Elizabeth, was born March 24, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Nicole and Justin Hodgin of Danby.

Harmony R. Mayo-Matteson

A daughter, Harmony Rose, was born March 26, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Erin Mayo and Thomas Matteson Jr. of Rutland.

Belle E. LaVigne

A daughter, Belle Elizabeth, was born March 26, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Kelsey and Christopher LaVigne of Killington.

Lincoln R. Aines-Avery

A son, Lincoln Robert, was born March 30, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Ashley Aines and Elliot Avery of Wallingford.

Henry A. Busko

A son, Henry Adams, was born April 1, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Jodie Woodside and Matthew Busko of Brandon.

Claire R. Christenson

A daughter, Claire Regan, was born April 2, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Ali and Pete Christenson of Chittenden.

Talia J. Eno

A daughter, Talia Jewel, was born April 10, 2020, at Rutland Regional Medical Center, to Felisha and Jonathan Williams of Rutland.

Student news

Emery A. Letendre of Middletown Springs was named to the fall 2019 dean's list second honors at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Jordan Ihasz of Danby, Caitlin French of Rutland, and Ursula Martin of West Pawlet were named to the fall 2019 dean's list at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Carley Lund of Pawlet was named to the spring 2020 dean's list at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York.

Livia Bernhardt of Brandon was named Vermont State DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Second Place winner. She received a certificate and a $100 cash award in recognition of her achievement and as a student who exemplifies the DAR good citizen qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. She is the daughter of Gregory Bernhardt and Hannah Sessions and is a student at Otter Valley Union High School.

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